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City’s summer basketball program begins next week


The City of LaFayette’s summer basketball program is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 3rd according to summer program director and former LaFayette High School coach John T. Woody.

The eight-week program will take place in the LaFayette High School gym, which will be open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 1 pm CST throughout the summer.

The summer program provides organized games and competitions for local youth at no charge to the kids.  There are also plans this year to again participate in the free meal program, along with the city of Valley recreation department.  The program will provide nutritious meals at no charge to the children each day of the week.

Woody also noted that the annual LaFayette basketball camp would take place from June 10-14 at the gym.

The weeklong camp offers top-level instruction for local youth at no cost.  Each year dozens of local ball players attend the camp to learn from Coach Woody and former and current LaFayette High players. Current Bulldog coach Obadiah Threadgil, who will be entering his third season leading LHS, will be on hand as well for the camp along with members of the this years’ Class 2A state runner-up team.

In addition to the on-court instruction, Coach Woody has also planned for speakers on each day of the camp. The instructors and speakers for the camp have not yet been finalized but will be in the coming week.

The camp is from 9 am to 1 pm each day and lunch will be provided at no charge.  All kids ages 7-18 are encouraged to attend.